Archive for August, 2008

August 27, 2008

Moo

This a cool observation, but isn’t it a little embarrassing that nobody discovered this sooner?

August 22, 2008

Why don’t we do it in the road?

As the guy who designed the original NYC Condom, my heart sank this afternoon when I saw about a hundred new NYC Condoms strewn across the street by Broadway and Broome. Let’s show a little more respect for our rubbers, New York.

August 19, 2008

Funny Google Searches

A highly-entertaining activity is feeding random and/or strange snippets of conversation into Google and seeing what you get. Below are some good ones. Feel free to submit more in the comments.

"Looks like we got ourselves a"

"After the bleeding finally stopped"

"That was some fucked up shit"

"was nothing compared to"

"so gross that"

"why the fuck are we"

"and that’s when I had enough"

"that he couldn’t even walk"

"days of shitting"

"his shit tasted"

"got all over the place"

"never in all my life"

"I’m talking everywhere"

"than I’ve ever seen in my life"

August 15, 2008

Ear Plugd

Wanna see something gross? You never realize just how dirty your earplugs are until you place them next to a brand new pair. Make sure you’re not eating anything, then click here.

Buttplugs will be covered in a separate entry. Pun intended.

August 14, 2008

My Very First Web Page – Seriously

I was going through some old files today and unearthed what looks to be the first web page I ever made, from way back in 1998. It’s for my long-defunct high school blues band, Midnite Blue.

I know this web page looks like a joke (especially because of the reference to Windows 95), but I shit you not, this is 100% all genuine. When I think back to all the domain names I should have been buying back then, it boggles the mind. MY mind!

Anyway, click here to view the page.

August 11, 2008

Death Trap

I spotted this on Broome Street today. For whatever reason, these pieces of wood were covering an open doorway in the sidewalk outside a Chinese welding company. It’s quite possibly the funniest thing ever.

Canon 2X Extender Comparison

One of my favorite lenses, if not my absolute favorite, is the Canon 70-200 mm 2.8L IS. I also have the 2X extender, but am sometimes a little hesitant to use it because I know it blurs the imagery a bit, as well as decreases the maximum aperture to 5.6.

So a while back I did a little side-by-side comparison to find some of the benefits and drawbacks to using the 2X extender. Let’s have a look, shall we?

Below are two photos taken with my 5D – the one on the left is using the 2X extender and the one on the right is not. Both shots were taken handheld at ISO 400, f5.6, and with a shutter speed of 1/400:

Clearly, there’s no parking on Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10 AM. Also, you shouldn’t litter. So let’s increase the image on the right’s resolution from 300 to 600 (2x) to compare it:

Cool. Now they’re the same size and the real comparison can begin. First and foremost, the image on the right (no extender, enlarged in PS) looks a little punchier, even though the image on the left (2X extender) is slightly sharper. It’s an interesting comparison because they both have their good and bad aspects. So let’s sharpen the image on the left and have another look:

Now that’s what I’m talking about. In the above image, I think it’s pretty clear that the image on the left with the extender is the winner here. So let’s take it a step further and enlarge them both. You know, for shits and giggles and stuff:

By now they’re both pretty much starting to look crappy. But it’s important to note that it’s possible to make out the “DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION” on the image on the left, and not on the right. To me that sealed the deal.

So my conclusion is that when there’s plenty of light and I’m trying to zoom as close as possible, I’m better off using the 2X extender. When there’s low light, however, my guess is that you’re better off not using the extender because you’ll need that 2.8 aperture to stop as much motion as possible. But that’s a comparison for another day. Or should I say, another night. And that right there is the funniest thing you’ll read all day.

August 8, 2008

A thought on conspiracy theories and the November 2008 elections

Volatile Subject Alert: I’m not taking a side here, just voicing a thought I had today. I think that regardless of your political persuasions, this post poses an interesting question.

If the current administration is so power-hungry and has done even half of the truly deplorable, conspiracy-laden, dishonest things it’s thought to have done by many Americans (like the 9/11 conspiracies, anthrax attacks, election rigging… that type of stuff), then do you really think they’ll be complacent in letting a Democrat like Barack Obama get elected into office?

Either The Powers That Be are planning some really spectacular terrorist attack(s) to scare us into voting Republican before the November elections, or they’re not as bad as the conspiracy theorists say they are.

August 6, 2008

What’s in your clipboard?

What’s in your clipboard right now? Go into the comments and paste away!

August 1, 2008

Heads will roll

Regarding that bizarre beheading incident on the bus in Canada (link here), it’s come to light that the passengers were watching a movie when the violence broke out. Any guesses as to what movie they were watching? To the comments!